Category Archives: Politics

Religious Rule In Israel

The American media is ready at the drop of a hat to describe religious fanatics in Muslim societies, but when it comes to Israel, any and all mention of religious fanatics escape the attention of American society. Has anyone ever heard a Republican, let alone a Democrat politician, ever rant and rave about religious abuse in the state of Israel? Religious leaders decide who can marry in Israel, they decide who is or is not a JEW!. Sorry, Reform Jews, you are not really Jews in their eyes. Religious leaders even decide who can pray at the Western Wall( in my childhood we term it the Wailing Wall). Women are forced to pray on their side of the partition while men are on the other side of the partition. Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation decide how Jewish women can or cannot pray. It is clear that women are on the other side of the partition.

Some males decided to pass Torah scrolls to the women which caused a conniption to the good Rabbi. Ms. Hoffman of the Women of the Wall makes clear: “Rabbi Rabinowitz treats the motel as it it belong to him and enforces ultra Orthodox customs. It is insulting to be treated like second rate citizens oft he holiest place to the Jewish people.”

So, what was that about those crazy Muslim religious fanatics??

Our Ally, Egypt!

Egypt is among the oldest allies of the United States of America. We have sent billions of dollars to this nation because its leaders are not religious fanatics. Oh, they are fanatics, but fanatics a much different way. Since General Sisi and his army took over the government from the incredibly incompetent President Morsi, the nation of Egypt has moved further and further into a land of military rule and power. Oh, under the previous General Mubarak, the military also enjoyed power, but at least there was a semblance of law and order and the right to express an opinion. At this moment, THOUSANDS of Egyptians are in prison on charges of supporting the Morsi government or supporting views that run contrary to those of General Sisi. A report by the International Federation of Human Rights provides abundant evidence of brutal treatment of prisoners. “Egyptian police, National Security, Intelligence officers abuse detainees with sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, rape with physical objects, electrocution of genitalia,and blackmail.”

Egypt has presented the world with mass trials of 100 people which conclude with death sentences of all. Prior President Morsi has been sentenced to death. There is no question that Morsi was incompetent, t here is no question he wanted to impose religious rule. But,the alternative to what he desired is — DEMOCRACY! Not, Army rule and Army abuse!

Waco Is Waco Over Bikers

The state of Texas insists that each and every person within its environs has the right to use a weapon in order to defend self against those seeking damage to their person. So, it is not news that bikers seek to gather within Texas in order to drink, carouse, and shoot at one another. It is clear that if one has a weapon, that piece of equipment can be used because the person fears for the safety of his life. So, the Cossacks and the Bandidos and God knows which other biker gang gathered at a restaurant in Waco, Texas, and before a few hours had passed, they were blasting away at one another and nine wound up dead and a few other dozen got wounded. Sgt. Patrick Swanton of the Waco Police Department made clear the view of his fellow officers: “we would like it to be, we would ask that there be some type of truce between whatever biker gangs are involved.”

Now, let me see. If some black kids are walking down the street in Waco, Texas, the police do not politely ask if they would please behave. I guess one has to belong to a biker gang and blast away in order to be treated with kindness by the police of Waco, Texas. How about all black kids joining biker gangs? The police will surely treat you with kindness.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer sample of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

USA,aol: “Natural Disaster Zone”

Seeking the Republican nomination for President.

Sweden, Local: “Comic Abducted By Police”

These days cops do need a laugh.

Germany, Der Spiegel: “Sex-Ed Protests”

We sure need some protests over failure to have hands-on teaching about sex.

Turkey, Hurriyet: “Portrait Of An Election”

Painted in gold.

Canada, Gobe & Mail: “Jeb: Knowing What We Now Know”

If you are a Bush, it is better never to know what you know.

Plight Of Rohingya

I realize there are few Americans who give a damn about the Muslim Rohingya who live in the Buddhist nation of Myanmar and are subject to brutality and oppression. Sheldon Adelson is willing to give millions to any politician whose only concern is about Israel, but, unfortunately, there is no Muslim billionaire in America who is willing to give millions to our politicians if they would provide assistance to people who are being brutalized, raped and killed by the religious folk known as Buddhists. Thousands of Rohingya have fled in ships to Muslim nations such as Indonesia or Malaysia only to be told-“get the hell out of our waters and go back to death in Myanmar.” Some are demanding that the Association of Southeastern Nations (ASEAN) should expel Myanmar whose behavior is horrendous. A Muslim leader, Nasruddin, has posed some questions: “Where are the ASEAN nations? Why are they silent?”

Good questions. If Israel did something evil, then Muslim nations are shouting war and violence. If a Buddhist nation does something evil to Muslims, we only hear the silence of indifference.

Ramadi, Ramadi Has Fallen

The city of Ramadi has fallen to the nut cases of ISIS because the United States does not wish to cooperate with Iranian leaders in dealing with real problems facing Iraq. The US insists that any group in Iraq which has ties to Iran can not take part in the fight against ISIS. Here is the reality:

1. 30% of Iraq is composed of Sunnis.

2. Iran “advisors” are working with Shiite groups to defeat ISIS.

3. The only way to defeat ISIS is by combining Sunni and Shiite forces.

4. President Obama, the issue right now is ISIS, it is not Iran influencing the government of Iraq.

5. Reality is that President Bush defeated the Sunni leaders of Iraq and turned the government over to Shiite leaders who look to Iran.

Face up to reality. Sunni military forces must be used and they must be led by Sunni officers. If we want to defeat ISIS then bring together all those who oppose this murderous force.

During World War II, the anti-Communist Prime Minister Winston Churchill, upon hearing that Germany had invaded the Soviet Union, offered aid to the Russians. “I will shake hands with the Devil himself if it means saving England.” President Obama might learn from Winston Churchill.

No Indian Whoops Of Joy

The politically correct folk in the United States of America are really obsessed with the issue of what to call those whose ancestors were living in this country before the arrival of Europeans. I am told that employing the term, “Indian” is not correct and those people should be called, “Native Americans.” The word, “American” comes from Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian explorer who never stepped foot in what we term the United States of America. So, why the hell should I call someone whose ancestors were Cherokee or Iroquois after some Italian?? Anyway, these days, the politically correct cops are on the lookout for any manifestation of insult to Native Americans. Ms. Loretta Sanchez is seeking the nomination for US Senator from the state of California and she let out an Indian whoop on her cell phone that somehow was heard across the state of California.

Frankly, I don’t give a damn if someone whoops for joy or just shouts “Geronimo” while departing a plane as US paratroopers shouted during World War II. Sanchez now stands accused of insulting all those who are either Indians or Native Americans or whatever.

SingWrong Tune In Turkey

There are moments in life when one no longer is surprised at what SOME Muslims consider to be against the will of God. Throughout human history people throughout the world have played music and sung and drawn pictures. Name a human society without some form of music, name a human society without some form of singing? A young Turkish girl named Mutle Kaya just loved to sing and sing. A Turkish musical star, Sibel Can, heard her lovely voice and encouraged her to enter a contest. Alas, some members of her father’s tribe or clan or whatever, decided that she had become possessed by evil spirits and after sending death threats they physically attacked the girl.

During the year 2014 in Turkey, at least 294 women were murdered for some form of incorrect behavior. Just add singing to the list. I wonder if women in Turkey can sing in the shower?

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

It is Monday, someone got shot in Texas, so what is new?

I await a day that does not begin with news of another person deciding to run for the Republican nomination for president.

American politics has shifted from comedy to farce.

I wonder if there was ever a day in the history of this planet when some life form did not die due to violence?

Some are born to die, some to live.

I have a hunch that Jesus just won’t return until guaranteed he will not be shot.

How about resurrecting the body of Ronald Reagan and having it run for president?

So, What’s New? Texas Shootout!

The sun came up today, and night will fall, that is the norm of life in America. Of course, the norm is also that someplace in the state of Texas someone will be blasting away with his Constitutional right to fire his weapon. Just check the Second Amendment. Three Bike gangs gathered at the Twin Peaks Restaurant in Waco Texas in order to get involved in some wacko affairs. What else is supposed to happen in the state of Texas when there bike gangs gather together at a restaurant–they certainly did not come for the food. Anyway, for some reason, the bikers began to blast away, just remember they ate bikers and thus they are gun-toting, God-fearing red blooded Americans out for a Sunday experience. When the shooting was over nine men were dead and about eighteen others were wounded. We do know that the Bandidos and the Cossacks did most of the shooting.

Oh, the good news! none of the dead or wounded were innocent people. A group hid in the freezer for safety.

It was just another normal day in the state of Texas. The sun came up, and someone was killed with a gun.